Life depends on biochemical reactions; if they stop, death results. All biomolecules found in cells are affected in structure, function or amount in diseases.
For anyone working in medicine, acquiring biochemical knowledge is needed in order to understand the metabolism and functions of the human body. Physicians can use biochemical analysis to confirm predictions based on patient history. For example, if a patient complains of thirst, increased urination and increased appetite the physician may predict the problem to be diabetes mellitus. By measuring blood glucose level, biochemistry can then confirm whether diabetes mellitus is the root of the problem.
The objective of medical biochemistry is to integrate biochemical knowledge into efforts to maintain health, understand diseases and treat them effectively. This book looks at diseases from a biochemical point of view.
Dr. Ranjit Patil & Dr. Kavindra Borgaonkar